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Seven ULFA(I) militants surrender in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Tinsukia (Assam) 

Seven hardcore ULFA(I) militants surrendered in Tinsukia district following a joint operation by a team of Assam Police and the Indian Army, a senior official said on Tuesday.

The militants joined the mainstream on Monday, while a huge cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered from them during the operation, Col S Karki, Commanding Officer of 21 Para Special Forces of the Army, told reporters here.

"The surrender was possible because of our operation on March 7 that was based on specific intelligence," he said.

Karki, however, declined to share the location of the exercise and said that 15-20 columns were engaged.

"We got information that the ULFA cadres were hiding at a place. We persuaded them and recovered the arms. Ultimately, they surrendered," the Army official said.

Karki said the security personnel recovered three AK-81 rifles, two HK-33 rifles and one AK-56 rifle and 17 magazines.

Besides, 617 rounds of ammunition and one hand grenade were also seized from the militants, he added.

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First Published: Tue, March 19 2019. 20:00 IST